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Super Trawler Geelong Star leaves Australian waters in mysterious circumstances

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson welcomes the news that the factory-freezer vessel Geelong Star has left Australian water.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “This situation is bizarre. The fisheries authority has posted a mysterious statement on their website about the Geelong Star no longer being in Australian waters. They haven’t said when it left, where it is has gone and if it is coming back.

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Salmon farm Senate Inquiry to illuminate muddy waters

The Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has welcomed the Senate voting to establish an Inquiry into the sustainability of Tasmania’s salmon farms.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “This Inquiry will help shine some light on some of the murky information that has recently surfaced regarding the sustainability of salmon farms in Tasmania.

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Media Release // No plane in sight as whalers approach Australian waters

As the Japanese whaling fleet again approaches Australian waters, Greens spokesperson on whaling Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has repeated his call for the Australian government to intercede.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Sea Shepherd has again advised the Australian government about the whereabouts of the Japanese whalers. Greg Hunt’s stunt to monitor the whaling by plane has failed.

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Abbott Government fails to protect our waters and fishing grounds from criminals

Today, Australian Greens spokesperson for fisheries Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said the Abbott Government is failing to protect Australia's sovereign waters and fishing grounds from criminals, breaking yet another election promise.  A "purple notice" - a formal notification to provide information on modi operandi, procedures, objects, devices and concealment methods of criminals - was issued last week by Interpol for the fishing vessel "Thunder" currently suspected to be operating in the Southern Ocean.

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